The bowmar, which runs from the nostril to the chin, was added to the list of nose buttons in 2012 after researchers found that people who had the nasal appendage had a higher risk of developing a sore bellybutton, which causes congestion.
Bowmar also is the only nose button to be found in women, according to the study.
However, a 2013 study published in the journal PLoS ONE found that women with the bowmar were at increased risk for developing a Sore Belly Button, while women with no nose buttons were less likely to develop a sore abdominal bellybutton.
“If you have a sore stomach, it might make sense to have a little bit of bowmar in your nose,” said Dr. Paul G. Visconti, professor of emergency medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“If you don’t have a nose button, it makes sense to just wear a mask.”
Bowmar is an elastic, metal piece that attaches to the nose and helps regulate air flow.
It is inserted through a small opening in the nose, into the nostrils, and is held firmly by the jawbone, making it a common accessory in emergency departments.
Bowmar can cause pain in the lower esophagus, stomach, and lungs.
Bowmar can also cause the sensation of being choked.
The pain, which can also occur with a ring, can last for up to a day, depending on the severity.
Sore belly buttons have been reported in more than 20 million Americans, including the majority of adults, according the American Academy of Dermatology.
People with Bowmar should take care not to breathe through the nose when using the bowmars to take medication, according a Mayo Clinic statement.
Bowmars are available online at online stores like Amazon.com and Best Buy.
They cost about $10 for a size medium and about $50 for a large.
The bowmares have an expiration date of about 12 months.